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Heather Dietrick

CEO, The Daily Beast

Heather Dietrick serves as CEO of The Daily Beast. Previously she was President of Gizmodo Media Group, LLC (formerly known as Gawker Media, LLC), leading day-to-day operations and driving strategic integration into its acquiring entity, Univision Communications, Inc. Before this position, she was President and General Counsel of Gawker Media, LLC, overseeing business strategy and day-to-day operations, including editorial, advertising and business development. At Gawker Media, she also served on the Board of Directors, providing strategic advice to steer the company towards a successful asset sale.

Before joining Gawker, Ms. Dietrick worked as First Amendment Fellow and Counsel at Hearst Corporation, as a Law Clerk in the Eastern District of New York, and as an associate at Goodwin Procter, LLP, where she practiced trademark and patent litigation and prosecution. Ms. Dietrick was previously Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law. She holds a JD and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Georgetown University.